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After years of broken promises, vets struggle with parties
Both parties face a challenge as they seek to court a segment of the population that feels betrayed by successive governments over the past decade.
Both parties face a challenge as they seek to court a segment of the population that feels betrayed by successive governments over the past decade.

OTTAWA — Jay Jorgensen is unequivocal about much he trusts the Liberals and Conservatives to help disabled veterans like him.

“Zero,” says the retired sergeant, who served 17 years in uniform before leaving the military in 2013 because of a back injury and post-traumatic stress disorder. “Both are burnt to me.”

It’s a popular sentiment in parts of Canada’s veteran community — veterans themselves, their spouses and families and people who provide them services — and a reality both parties face as they seek to court a segment of the population that feels betrayed by successive governments over the past decade.

Canada’s veterans’ community is far from united, but it is large, with roughly 700,000 Canadians having served in uniform.

“This number of potential voters is not without significance,” Brian Forbes, chair of the National Council of Veterans Associations, wrote recently, “particularly in an election year which will, in all probability, result in a minority government.”

Both the Conservatives and Liberals have made countless promises to Canada’s veterans over the years, with Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer the latest to commit to making life better for those suffering from service-related wounds and illnesses.

Yet while some are ready to look past their treatment by the previous Conservative government under Stephen Harper and accept Scheer’s promises on faith after what they describe as Justin Trudeau’s lies, others like Jorgensen are fed up and at a loss over whom to believe.


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September 30, 2019 3:47 pm

“After several high-profile protests, the Canadian Parliament introduced Bill C-309, which bans the wearing of masks during a riot or other unlawful assembly.[11][12] The bill became law on June 19, 2013.[13] Those convicted of it face up to 10 years in prison.[14]

This elderly couple’s human rights were violated by mask wearing thugs. Clear and simple. The law is like so many passed by our next to useless wishy washy parliament. A half measure. The law could have and should have read ‘during a riot or other unlawful assembly including causing a public disturbance”. Period. This disgusting scene and embarrassment for Canada is being rebroadcast around the world. Yay Canada! No face coverings for participants participating in any public disturbance. Do whatever is legally and necessary to protect the innocent and their basic human rights. But first, unmask them and nothing else will be necessary. Uncovered faces and they will slink away into the night like the snivelling cowards they are. Enough of the BS already,

Even though the offence of Causing a Disturbance is not specified in the half measure noted above the police in this instance should be ashamed and embarrassed. Those 3 nasties could have and should have been arrested, unmasked, prosecuted and publicly identified to the same world they embarrassed this nation to. Here, let me lay it out for the seemingly legal authority challenged police. This is your clear authority to arrest those 3 criminals (as demonstrated by their conduct). Read the law you sworn an oath to uphold and start doing your damn job. Yes you can arrest someone who commits a summary conviction offence. There are 3 conditions at least one of ONE of which have to be met in order to make a lawful arrest. #1. Prevent the continuation of the offence 2. Identify the suspect/perpetrator #3. To ensure their appearance in court. The first 2 were clearly met and possibly even the 3rd if the perp was from out of town, another part of Canada or even for example from America and might reasonably therefore be expected to leave and not appear in court. The police had all the authority they needed to step in and make arrests of these 3 A-holes. There is a very quick and guaranteed way to reign in the founding principles of Antifa and other groups like them which are intimidation and violence. Enforce the law. Worried about escalating the situation? Then plan ahead. Reserves. This despicable trio have their crime clearly codified in Section 175 (1) of the Criminal Code of Canada, which states:

Causing disturbance, indecent exhibition, loitering, etc.
•175 (1) Every one who
◦(a) not being in a dwelling-house, causes a disturbance in or near a public place,
◾(i) by fighting, screaming, shouting, swearing, singing or using insulting or obscene language,
◾(ii) by being drunk, or
◾(iii) by impeding or molesting other persons,
◦(b) openly exposes or exhibits an indecent exhibition in a public place,
◦(c) loiters in a public place and in any way obstructs persons who are in that place, or
◦(d) disturbs the peace and quiet of the occupants of a dwelling-house by discharging firearms or by other disorderly conduct in a public place or who, not being an occupant of a dwelling-house comprised in a particular building or structure, disturbs the peace and quiet of the occupants of a dwelling-house comprised in the building or structure by discharging firearms or by other disorderly conduct in any part of a building or structure to which, at the time of such conduct, the occupants of two or more dwelling-houses comprised in the building or structure have access as of right or by invitation, express or implied,
•is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

Note: Being found guilty of a summary conviction offence carries a penalty of either a fine and/or up to 6 months in jail. It’s time for our justice system to start living up to its title let alone mandate. Bunch of pussies. You may have already noted the subtle hints that the video of this elderly couple being verbally abused, threatened and their human rights being ripped away from them like this has my blood literally boiling.